Free emergency preparedness and response training is available through the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management’s Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) program. Our neighbors in the Collins View NET are prepared to welcome our families on their team and/or help Riverdale organize its own team. Riverdale neighbor Louise Rosen has recently completed NET training and knows the basics about linking with Collins View and/or developing a neighborhood team. Give Louise a call, if you’re interested, at the number listed in the Riverdale Directory. It would be good for our school community to be better prepared to provide emergency disaster assistance.